Behind the scenes of our sunny, snow-capped campaign, there was more to the photography than just hard work. We may have toiled long hours on the slopes to get the perfect shot, but it was no coincidence we chose the world’s most luxurious alpine village to showcase our Ski ’18 collection. Long a favourite of royals, celebrities, and olympic athletes alike, nowhere melds ski and fashion like glamorous Gstaad. Take a look at our insider’s guide before you plan your next trip.
There’s no chicer way to travel than the Golden Pass Railway, worth a trip for its name alone. You’ll glide into Gstaad via a sleek, opulent train that’s known for its glass panoramic windows, allowing for an unparalleled view. The carriage interiors wouldn’t look out of place in a Bond film, and you never know who you might meet aboard. Book tickets at www.mob.ch
The Perfect Moment team stayed at the Le Grand Bellevue. If our mere presence wasn’t enough to tempt you, how about two Michelin starred restaurants, a cheese cellar, a cinema and a wine cellar big enough to sleep in. The legendary spa boasts a hay sauna scented with dried mountain grass, an outdoor relaxation pool best dipped in at night, and a salt inhalation grotto, which is exactly as comforting as it sounds. https://bellevue-gstaad.ch
It wouldn’t be a ski trip without raclette. For the finest melted cheese and the gooiest fondue, you can’t beat La Fromagerie at the Gstaad Palace. Their famed truffle and champagne cheese fondue is an absolute can’t-miss decadent experience worth writing home about. Should you find yourself in the village of Rougemont, be sure to stop by the famed Cafe du Cerf, which has been serving up live music and (you guessed it) fondue since the 1950’s.
If you’ve tried Gstaad’s second biggest ski park – the impressive Eggli, you can’t escape its famed bar, Snoaisis at the Eggli. Perched at the bottom of the lift, its terrace is a veritable snowboarder’s paradise. Whether you’re reclining in a deck chair with a well-earned hot dog or dancing under the DJ decks, it’s a casual apres spot with a laid-back vibe. As for the evening, most of the action takes place in hotels – so stay late at the Palace, sample a cocktail at Le Grand Bellevue, or pay a visit to the new Alpina.
The longest run in Gstaad is the Videmanette Piste, spanning an impressive 10 kilometres. If you fancy jetting further afield, the impressive Glacier 3000 offers even more – sledging and dog sledding if you’re ready to try something new.